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Manuel José de Jesus

Personal information
Full nameManuel José de Jesus Silva
Place of birthVila Real de Santo António, Portugal
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubAl-Ahly

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Manuel José de Jesus Silva, ComM, known simply as Manuel José (-ptmɐnuˈɛɫ ʒuˈzɛ; born 9 April 1946 in Vila Real de Santo António), is a Portuguese football manager, who currently manages Al-Ahly. Some of the teams he has coached include Vitória de Guimarães, Sporting CP, Sporting de Braga, Boavista, Benfica, Al-Ahly, Belenenses, Angola, amongst others, being the coach with most games in the Primeira Liga.

He is regarded as one of the most successful club coaches in CAF competitions, having won the main African club tournament, the CAF Champions League, a record of four times and guiding his team to four consecutive CAF Champions League finals between 2005 and 2008, winning three of them. He has also won the CAF Super Cup in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009.


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